This adjudication scheme is based on informal hearing processes, wherein a presiding officer hears a case and submits a "recommended decision" to the Comptroller for final decision. Some of the case types within this scheme have different procedural intricacies (which are noted), but they all fall within the same basic process: (1) notice or order of proposed agency action; (2) opportunity for hearing before a non-ALJ presiding officer; and (3) final review and decision by the Comptroller/OCC, in that order. In addition, there are separate regulations for national banks and federal savings associations, most of which mirror each other, but some of which contain noteworthy procedural differences.
|Level||Name of Office||Are administrative appeals permitted from final decisions at this stage?|
Yes (All Types of Cases)
Appeal Level 1